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CL'S noted acts for Tuesday.26

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ROMEO COLOGNE -- The scent of funk will permeate the Star Bar tonight as Romeo woos all in his wake. You want funk? You want butt-shakin' funk? Huh, do ya? Get it on down here tonight because the funk will be phat and the groove will be on. Star Bar (Smith)

THE GET UP KIDS, THE ANNIVERSARY, KOUFAX And to think, just nine years ago these guys would have been considered slackers, now they're too "emo" to not care. When the Get Up Kids decided to get up and go on tour, they seem to have gotten the idea in their head to bring along their entire Heroes & Villains record label. Though the Kids haven't released anything since Something to Write Home About (except Matthew Pryor's New Amsterdams Never You Mind "solo" project), opening band Koufax just put out It Had to Do With Love, a contemplative, keyboard heavy mix of early-'80s Eddie Money/late-'90s Wheat-influenced power-pop balladry a little less anthemic than the rest of the Heroes & Villains family, but no less well-produced. Second-billed the Anniversary play soaring, twitchy post-hardcore like a more synth-driven Rainer Maria. This triple bill is sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth for pop-punk and a soft spot for New Wave. Call it post-pop, but don't pass it by. 40 Watt Club/Athens (Ware)

WILL HOGE, IAN MOORE -- Hoge and band (which includes former Georgia Satellite Dan Baird on guitar) play rock 'n' roll reminiscent, though not wholly dependent on, "the good old days." Simultaneously aggressive, soulful and slinky, it may sound like the band's record collection stops in 1975, but at least it stopped with, say, "Black and Blue" rather than "Brain Salad Surgery." A new take on classic rock's better half. While relinquishing the blues heroics may have rankled old fans, those less concerned with geographical musical correctness may find Texan wunderkind Ian Moore's new approach much more fulfilling. His latest album playfully combines classic pop/rock devices with atmospheric production, strong songwriting and soulful vocals to great effect. Make no mistake, the guy's still a hotshot guitarist, but his new predilections sound like Steve Ray Vaughn on a "Magical Mystery Tour." Smith's Olde Bar (Robertson)


Also performing
40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: Get Up Kids, Anniversary, Koufax-all ages

BILLY'S: Blues-rock jam with the Blue Collar All Stars

BLIND WILLIE'S: Chicago Bob Nelson

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFÉ: The Jam Session

THE CONCORDE: George Martini

DARWIN'S: Slim Fatz

DOTTIE'S: Second Sight

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Comedy Combat

THE ELBOW ROOM: YG

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: Rough Draft

FUZZY'S: Rock Kilough

GEORGIA STATE RECITAL HALL: Mark Levine

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Sole Control

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Rockabilly Jam hosted by Deke Dean

PEASANT UPTOWN: Steven Charles Jazz Duo

POPPERS: Blues Jam with Bones

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Mina

SHADES-CONYERS: Open-mic night

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Ian More, Will Hoge

STAR BAR-L5P: Funk with Romeo Cologne

WILD WING CAFÉ: Intact

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